Donetsk People's Republic Head Announces Mourning Day Over Tu-154 CrashWorld Mourning Victims of Russian Tu-154 Plane Crash in Black Sea
"At night time, the operation in the area of the crash is carried out non-stop and will continue around the clock. The ships in the coastal zone are equipped with high-capacity lighting floodlight installations. The units of the Southern Military District conduct a visual check of the coastline to detect any items related to the plane crash," the Russian Defense Ministry said.
"The supposed location of Tu-154 plane crash has been determined. Ships with side-scan sonar systems have started to examine the bottom [of the sea]."
Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in Ukraine southeast, has announced a mourning day over the deadly plane crash in Russia's south.
Politicians, officials and ordinary people all over the world have expressed condolences following the crash of the Russian Defense Ministry's Tu-154 plane heading from Moscow to Syria with 92 people on board, including the famous Alexandrov Ensemble members, a prominent humanitarian activist and nine journalists, near resort city of Sochi.
People are bringing flowers to commemorate the victims to the port in Sochi, to the Ostankino television and radio Tower and to the building of the Alexandrov Ensemble in Moscow.
Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov said that it's "too early to say" what had caused the Tu-154 plane crash.